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Year of the Nurse and Midwife - Our final feature

14th December 2020

And for our final month celebrating 2020’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife we have Natasha Trenchard Turner. Natasha is a Hospital@Night and Critical Care Outreach Matron who only started at St George’s at the start of 2020. Find out more about Natasha below.

We asked Natasha, how long have you been at St George’s and what do you love about it?

I started in January 2020 and so I am pretty new. I love how supportive and welcoming everyone has been, especially faced with a pandemic.

What does nursing mean to you?

That's a huge question and I could talk your ear off all night! Mainly I think nursing is a privilege - you get to be with people when they are most vulnerable, caring for them is an honour.

How has Covid-19 affected your role?

COVID-19 was an unexpected challenge to be faced within a new Matron's post. It meant my brand new team had to be constantly adapting but they met the challenge every time. It's meant we have not managed to achieve all we would have hoped in the last 6 months, but I believe we have proven ourselves to be invaluable to the trust. As a Critical Care Outreach and Hospital at Night Team we were reviewing the sickest patients and transferring them into intensive care when required, this was busy, challenging and emotional. I am very proud of all my colleagues.

How has St George’s Hospital Charity had an impact on your role?

St George's Charity were supportive during Covid-19 which meant a lot psychologically.

 

Thank you Natasha, here’s to many more years at St George’s!

 

 

 

 

 

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